I'm Krisha - a Scandinavian mama and physician, a crafter, and an avid coffee drinker - trying to nudge my family towards a greener lifestyle!


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Shana Tova!

Ah, it's that time of year again - Rosh Hashana is here! It always takes me by surprise - September with all its new beginnings, school , sports, work - it' all so hectic. I forget to look around. Even if the days are getting shorter, there is also an inherent beauty in them - the weather is cooler, but not too cool yet. Some leaves are turning. My neighbor comes up with bags of plums and apples from their colony garden.  

And then here it is - my favorite holiday! I love to celebrate the end of the summer season, I love being forced to slow down and realize that the season is turning. I become aware and grateful for my family and friends.  I can't wait to dip that apple in honey and wish us all a sweet and happy new year!

And this year I am particularly grateful for having been able to finish this - my very own high holiday challa cover. I've had the idea for years, but have never been able to make it real - quilting is not really my forte. But then I  found these on Purlbee and read all their great quilting instructions, and so I got off my tuchas and went and bought fabric in a real quilting store!

This is really a prototype for me as I enter the world of quilting - I whipped this up pretty quickly until I got to the pesky details.  In the end, it's far from perfect in my mind, but, it's pretty darn good for a first try and, what's most important - it's finished before the holidays.

It's all good!


this moment


- A Friday ritual.

A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week.

A simple, special, extraordinary moment.

A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Inspired by soule mama

I would love it if you shared your moment with me in the comments section aswell!

Happy weekend!


Happy happy kippah

BabyA was invited to her first birthday party this Friday. The birthday boy turned one, so I decided he was in need of a crochet kippa. Being a Mama of a boy myself I know how hard it is to get hold of colorful clothing for boys so it just had to be striped in as many bright colors as possible- Also its the hardest thing to get kippas to sit on toddler heads. In my experience bigger is better. I used this pattern from The purl bee, but added a few extra rows.

If you want to make one follow the pattern from purl, but instead of stopping increasing at round 19 I continued to increase like so.

Round 20 : 1 sc in each stitch

Round  21 : 1 sc in first 5 stitches  *2sc in next stich then 1 sc in next ten stitches* repeating from * to*

Round 22: 1 sc in each stitch

Round 23: *2sc in next stitch then 1 sc in next ten stiches* repeat  from * to*

Round 24,25 and 26 1 sc in each stitch.

Their online shop has so many nice yarns, so visit there if you want to start this project. I always keep a stash of colorful cottons around. You never know when you want to make something or some one happy.


It wraped up as a gift quite well, don't you think?



There are an awful lot of candles to light at hannukka. 

So the kids and I decided to decorate match boxes as gifts this year. We cut out dreidel shapes in felt and glued them onto the match boxes. We will definetely make more, but will use brighter and more contrasting colors.


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